At the helm of Hollywood’s exposed sexism and abuse, Rose McGowan is revealing her no-holds-barred personal account in her new memoir, Brave.
Her appropriately titled memoir confronts the “cult of Hollywood” and its inherently sexist industry. With the recent public revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s systematic sexual abuse, and the confirmed and hypothesized abuse committed by similar figures, the inappropriate and unethical sexual exploitation is at the forefront of public attention.
While it’s critical to confront the perpetrator, it’s also necessary to listen to the victim and McGowan’s tale is ready to be heard.
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McGowan’s name has been one of the many connected to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The actress accused the Hollywood director of raping her in a hotel room in 1997. While McGowan’s accusation isn’t the end of the story for Weinstein, it isn’t the end, or beginning, of her story either.
Brave traces McGowan’s journey from a childhood haunted by the Children of God cult in which her parents were involved, to her escape to California where she eventually fell into the cult of Hollywood. From one restrictive environment to another, McGowan’s emotional journey towards liberation, recovery, and justice is one hell of a read. The blurb reads:
My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. Brave is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same.
Brave will be published by HarperCollins who describe the book as:
A pull-no-punches account of the rise of a star, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE”.
Brave will be published on January 30th 2018.
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